How To Install sketch on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial we learn how to install sketch on Ubuntu 20.04. sketch is 3D diagrams for TeX from scene description language

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install sketch on Ubuntu 20.04.

What is sketch

Sketch is a simple system for producing line drawings of three-dimensional objects and scenes. Sketch is intended to produce finely wrought, mathematically-based illustrations with no extraneous detail and be able to easily overlay TeX math and text. The input language is reminiscent of PSTricks, so will be easy to learn for current PSTricks users. It generates either PSTricks or TikZ/PGF code as output.

Note that this package is not the interactive vector drawing program now known as skencil.

There are three ways to install sketch on Ubuntu 20.04. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install sketch Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install sketch using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install sketch

Install sketch Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install sketch using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install sketch

Install sketch Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Ubuntu. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install sketch using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install sketch

How To Uninstall sketch on Ubuntu 20.04

To uninstall only the sketch package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove sketch

Uninstall sketch And Its Dependencies

To uninstall sketch and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Ubuntu 20.04, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove sketch

Remove sketch Configurations and Data

To remove sketch configuration and data from Ubuntu 20.04 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge sketch

Remove sketch configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove sketch configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge sketch

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install sketch on Ubuntu 20.04 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.